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  • What's involved with taking out a patio of pavers and replacing it with concrete? Here's how we did our project, with instructions, tips, and photos to show the steps.

    Replacing Pavers With Concrete

    Replacing Pavers With Concrete

    by Virginia Allain5

  • Do you have an unsightly bare spot under your bird feeders? Most of us do, but there are options for making that area as pretty as the rest of your yard. Discover my 8 easy solutions for transforming the space under birdfeeders.

    8 Easy Ways to Landscape Under Bird Feeders

    8 Easy Ways to Landscape Under Bird Feeders

    by Connie Smith42

  • What possesses otherwise sane and balanced people to fill their gardens with gnomes, black jockeys, and plastic flamingos? Take a look at this collection of wonderfully tacky lawn ornaments.

    Tacky Garden Ornaments You Love/Hate to See

    Tacky Garden Ornaments You Love/Hate to See

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • Fire is elemental. We are drawn to it in many forms. This article explores various ways to bring it into your home landscape. It also goes over some general practices and guidelines to consider to make it safe and enjoyable.

    How to Use Fire in Your Home's Landscape

    How to Use Fire in Your Home's Landscape

    by Chris Major0

  • A microclimate is a good thing to know about if you plan to put a plant in the garden and want it to thrive.

    Microclimates Are in Your Yard

    Microclimates Are in Your Yard

    by Juli Seyfried0

  • Whether you choose to install a scarecrow to protect your plants from pesky critters, or just want to decorate your yard (or porch) for autumn, building a scarecrow is easy! All you need are a few simple supplies.

    Instructions for Making a Scarecrow

    Instructions for Making a Scarecrow

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Learn what to consider when designing a plant bed near your swimming pool. This can create a lush, luxurious environment for lounging and enjoying your poolside retreat for seasons to come!

    Great Plant Choices for Your Poolside Landscape

    Great Plant Choices for Your Poolside Landscape

    by Chris Major0

  • Trees are beautiful additions to any landscape and yard. However, not all trees are created equal. Many beautiful trees are prone to shedding not only leaves, but branches, nuts, cones, or other debris throughout the year. Here are five trees that require a lot of maintenance.

    5 Worst Messy Trees for the Lazy Landscaper

    5 Worst Messy Trees for the Lazy Landscaper

    by Jayme Kinsey32

  • Well-planned landscapes have an overall "look" to them that can be classified as a style. This article introduces native styles from around the world that are considered exotic in other locales.

    Landscape Design Ideas, Styles, and Themes

    Landscape Design Ideas, Styles, and Themes

    by Sustainable Sue10

  • You don’t need to have a backyard the size of the one at Versailles Palace to create a French garden. The same balance and eye appeal are easy to achieve, even on a limited budget.

    French Garden Design

    French Garden Design

    by Kaili Bisson16

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